Mendocino County Sheriff's Office
Press Release
(Title of Crime/Incident) 29805 PC - Pohibitted person possess firearm
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29805 PC - Pohibitted person possess firearm
Bear Dr Willits Ca
When: Date: 11/05/13 Time: 0930
Victim Info :        
  Name Age Street Address City, State
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  Name Age Street Address City, State
Suspect #1: Ralph Rumble 38 Willits Ca
Written by: Sergeant Matt Kendall
Synopsis: On 11/05/13 at about 1000 hours Deputies from the Mendocino County Sheriff’s Officer were detailed to the Howard Memorial Hospital regarding an accidental gunshot wound.

Upon arrival deputies spoke with the victim of the shooting and learned he had accidentally shot himself in the hand with a friend’s handgun at his friends residence while they prepared to go target shooting. The victim advised deputies of the location he had been at when the incident occurred and advised it was the home of Ralph Rumble.

Deputies responded to the location where they contacted Rumble. Rumble advised the victim’s statements were correct and further advised the firearm was belonged to him (Rumble). Rumble gave consent for deputies to retrieve the firearm from his residence, located in the residence was a .380 caliber hand gun and a 7.62 caliber rifle.

Rumble advised both firearms belonged to him and that he had recently purchased them from a friend. Rumble is prohibited from possessing firearms and was subsequently arrested and booked into the Mendocino County Jail on charges of 29805 PC. Rumble is held on $25,000.00 bail.
Approved By: Lieutenant Shannon Barney